Tag: Fatal injury compensation

Over £2,700 Secured for Whiplash Injuries Sustained in Collision

Our team of Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault collision in London.

Non-fault collision

The Claimant was correctly proceeding on Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, when the Defendant failed to give way at a crossroads and collided with the offside of our client’s vehicle.

As a result of the accident, the Claimant suffered whiplash injuries to their back, neck and shoulders. Furthermore, the damage to our client’s vehicle was so that the vehicle was written off.

Successful outcome

The Claimant received £2,700.00 for her personal injury, plus payment of the pre-accident value of their vehicle.

Once the case was settled, our client said:

“I am so happy that my case resulted in a successful outcome. It was handled very efficiently, very professionally and with regular updates.

“The compensation I received was higher than what I was expecting, so what I can say – from nasty accident to a happy ending! I highly recommend Hampson Hughes Solicitors!”

Whiplash injuries compensation – expert advice

If you’ve suffered whiplash injuries after a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Contact our dedicated team of solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com

Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

Girl Receives £2.5 Million Medical Negligence Compensation

A 12 year old girl, who was born healthy but suffered brain damage due to treatment delays as a new-born, has been awarded millions in medical negligence compensation.

Delay in treatment

The High Court heard how the young girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, became ill shortly after her birth at Warrington Hospital. Christopher Johnson QC told the court that she would not have suffered any lasting effects at all had she been diagnosed promptly. Instead, delays in her treatment left the young girl with ‘extensive needs’.

£2.5 million pay-out

Judge Mr Justice Goss awarded the 12 year old a total of £2.5 million in medical negligence compensation.

As well as the one off payment, the judge awarded her with an annual allowance of £260,000. Furthermore, the annual pay-outs will increase to £312,000 once the girl reaches her nineteenth birthday.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the hospital, admitted liability and agreed to settle the girl’s claim, brought by her mother.

Margaret Bowron QC, representing the Trust, told the court an apology had been made to the family. She added that it was hoped the financial settlement would bring them “peace of mind”.

‘Small measure of comfort’

Mr Justice Goss said it would be “a small measure of comfort” as he addressed the girl’s parents. He went on to say:

“Nothing that the law can do can undo what has taken place, as you well know, and I am sure not a day has gone by when that hasn’t crossed your minds.

“Your daughter is clearly a remarkable child and that, in a sense, is a blessing for you – it is also plain to see that the love and affection you have for her is remarkable.”

Medical negligence compensation claims – expert advice

Medical negligence compensation may be available where the service provided by a medical professional falls below the accepted standards of practice.

Following an instance of medical negligence, you could benefit from rehabilitation support. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to help you to access a complete package of support, including:

•Income support
•Transport (e.g. wheelchair access vehicle)
•Home adaptations (e.g. access ramp, stair lift)

If you believe that you may be entitled to medical negligence compensation, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we offer you a FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hh-law.co.uk.

Source: BBC News

£1,500 Compensation Secured after Rear End Collision

Our team of experienced Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured damages for a client who suffered whiplash injuries after they were involved in a rear end collision.

Rear end collision

At the time of the incident our client, Miss Woods, was sat in her stationary vehicle waiting in a queue of traffic approaching a roundabout on Dorset Way, Bournemouth. The Defendant failed to pay due care and attention and collided with the rear of the Claimant’s vehicle. Miss Woods’ vehicle was then shunted onto the middle section of the roundabout.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the incident our client sustained whiplash injuries to her neck, back and shoulders. Miss Woods has also reported suffering with headaches in the time since the accident. Furthermore, the Claimant’s usual duties of shopping and general house work were restricted for a number of weeks after the incident.

Outcome

On this occasion, Hampson Hughes Solicitors secured a total of £1,500 compensation for the Claimant.

Commenting after the successful outcome, Miss Woods said:

“Hampson Hughes Solicitors has handled the claim for me very efficiently and I haven’t had to do anything except fill in a couple of little forms. It wasn’t not stressful at all and I am very pleased!”

Begin your whiplash injuries claim today

If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

£3,000 Compensation Secured for Whiplash Injuries

Our dedicated team of Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured personal injury compensation for a client who suffered whiplash injuries after a non-fault collision.

Incident

At the time of the incident the Claimant, Mrs Seliman, was in her stationary vehicle in a car park when the defendant collided with the rear of her vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the incident our client sustained whiplash injuries to her neck and shoulders. She also suffered from headaches and travel anxiety for some time after the accident.

Mrs Seliman’s daily duties of shopping, housework and caring for her family members were also restricted.

Successful outcome

Hampson Hughes Solicitors secured a total of £3,000 in compensation for the Claimant on this occasion.

Commenting on the successful outcome, Mrs Seliman said:

“I would like to thank my solicitor Mr Chris Lackner and the whole team for their swift work and regular updates. Thank you for being so supportive. You have done great, I wish you luck for the future and keep up the good work. Thank you so very much!”

Begin your whiplash injuries claim today

If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

Over £6,500 Secured following Non-Fault Collision

Image of two men having a conversation following a Road Traffic Accident with crashed cars in the backgrounf

Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors recently secured over £6,500 in compensation for a client who was injured in a non-fault Road Traffic Accident.

Non-fault collision

At the time of the incident, our client was sat in his stationary vehicle at a Sainsbury’s car park in Worchester. The Defendant failed to pay due care and attention and reversed when it was unsafe to do so, causing a collision with the claimants vehicle.

Our client sustained severe whiplash type injuries to their neck which lasted over 2 years. The Claimant also reports that since the collision, they have suffered sleep disturbances (due to pain) and his hobbies of gardening and socialising have been restricted.

Our experts managed to secure a total of £6,539.92 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road traffic accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Driver Arrested after Seven Pedestrians are Injured

Image of a red Ferrari driving at speed

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a road traffic accident, in which he drove his Ferrari into a group of teenagers.

The incident occurred in South London on Monday morning.

5 of the teenagers were treated in hospital for minor injuries, while two others – a girl, 16, and boy, 17 – remain in hospital. According to the Metropolitan Police their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Emergency services, including London’s Air Ambulance, attended the scene in Battersea and road closures were put in place.

The driver, a 35 year old male, was arrested by police after stopping at the scene and he remains in custody in West London.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: BBC News

£2,000 Secured for Whiplash Injuries Following RTA

Image of a rear end road traffic accident involving two cars

The Road Traffic Accident team here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries after they were involved in a non-fault collision in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.

Incident

The Defendant failed to maintain a safe braking distance when driving along Nechells Lane in Wednesfield when they collided with the rear of a stationary third party vehicle. Our client, Miss Gursimran Matharu, was a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle at the time of the incident.

Injuries

Miss Matharu sustained whiplash injuries to her neck and left shoulder, as well as stomach pains, during the collision. Her symptoms lasted a total of 3 months after the incident.

Our team of experts managed to secure a total of £2,000 in compensation for our client on this occasion.

Commenting on the claims process and her overall experience with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Miss Matharu said:

“The claim was simple and quick. People were supportive and kind. Really recommend Hampson Hughes Solicitors!”

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have suffered an injury, including whiplash injuries, in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

New Life Sentence for Death by Dangerous Driving

Image of young man driving while talking on his mobile phone

In plans to be put forward by the Ministry of Justice, those who cause death by dangerous driving could be handed life sentences.

New sentences proposed

Offenders who cause death whilst using a mobile phone, street racing or speeding will be handed the same sentence as those charged with manslaughter.

Furthermore, careless drivers who kill – those under the influence of drink or drugs – may also be faced with a life sentence. Currently the sentence for such an offence is limited to a 14 year prison sentence.

Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said:

“Killer drivers ruin lives. Their actions cause immeasurable pain to families, who must endure tragic, unnecessary losses. While impossible to compensate for the death of a loved one, we are determined to make sure the punishment fits the crime.”

Ministry of Justice

A consultation by the Ministry of Justice will ask for views on whether the current maximum sentences should be increased.

The proposed move would see the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous or careless driving increase from 14 years to life. There would also be a new offence for causing serious injury by careless driving, with a maximum sentence of three years. The current minimum driving ban for those who are convicted of causing death by dangerous/careless driving is also set to be increased.

The department say the consultation ‘delivers on the government’s pledge to consider the sentencing powers available to the courts for the most serious driving offences’. This comes after a total of 122 people were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in 2015 and a further 21 sentenced for causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Guardian

£2,700 Compensation Awarded for Whiplash Injuries

Image of a damaged bumper on a silver car following a Road Traffic Accident

Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured personal injury compensation for a client after they suffered whiplash injuries following a head on collision in Barnet, London.

Head on collision

Our client, Miss Janine Greyman, was sat in her stationary vehicle in a car-park at the time of the incident. The Defendant collided head on with Miss Greyman’s vehicle.

Whiplash injuries

Miss Greyman suffered severe whiplash injuries to her neck, which lasted for around 6 months after the accident.

The Defendant in this case admitted liability but would not make an offer suitable for her injuries, which we valued at around £2,500. The Defendant refused to offer more than £1,900.

Successful outcome

We issued Court proceedings for our Client and were successful at the hearing.

Our RTA team secured a total of £2,700 in compensation for Miss Greyman

Commenting on the claims process Miss Greyman added that Hampson Hughes Solicitors ‘works fast’ to secure a positive outcome.

Begin your road accident claim today

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of road accident solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian. More information can also be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page.

To begin your road accident or whiplash injuries claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Car Park Accidents on the Rise Due to Larger Cars

Image of multiple cars stationary in a car park

According to a recent study, the increase in car sizes over recent years has resulted in more car park accidents and demands for larger parking spaces.

Larger vehicles vs small spaces

Popular vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Audi Q7 measure 5 meters in length and just less than 2 meters in width, whereas the average parking space is 4.8 meters long and 2.4 meters wide.

Smaller cars are seemingly increasing in size year on year too. The latest Vauxhall Corsa for instance, is 16% larger today than it was 15 years ago.

35% more car park accidents

The study, produced by Accident Exchange, notes that car parking accidents now account for more than 30% of all vehicle related accidents. This equates to around 1,859 car parking accidents every day – 35% more than in 2014.

According to the study, the average repair bill for this accident type costs £2,050 – costing the UK approximately £1.4 billion a year.

NCP announce move

The largest private car park operator in the UK, National Car Parks (NCP), has announced plans to increase the size of many of its parking spaces.

However, this has sparked outrage among those who drive smaller vehicles who argue that larger parking spaces will mean fewer spaces for them.

Speaking to The Times, a spokeswoman for the NCP said:

“We are moving towards making the bays wider as we recognise that vehicles are growing in size, especially SUVs.”

However she added that the NCP also recognised that, particularly in busy car parks such as those at railway stations, there is an ‘extremely fine balance’ between the number of spaces available and bigger spaces.

Road traffic accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, contact our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we could help you to claim maximum personal injury compensation whether you were injured as the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, or as a pedestrian.

More information can also be found via our Road Traffic Accident page.

To begin your road accident claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Sky News